Yangon River - An Iconic River in Mynamar

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Yangon River - An Iconic River in Mynamar
In every travel escapade, there are always waterscape highlights, whether manmade or natural, that are worth the stopover. There’s a completely new life and adventure found in these kinds of places that are interesting and informative. You learn a lot about the place and culture just by visiting the place and listening to the stories of people who are there. And of course, you experience some more.

Myanmar’s Yangon River is one waterscape worth seeing. This milk tea colored river has a rich story and experience to share. Thanks to the country’s newfound freedom and international interest, people now get to feel and undergo a great Yangon River experience. This river has been out of the public radar for decades due to Myanmar’s military regime. So, the richness of life and promise is starting to overflow due to the fact that it came from a lot of pains and struggles from Burmese people.
  
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At dawn, the mouth of the river is filled with village people doing their daily barters.  It’s a very busy sight. You’ll see Burmese people wearing their colorful lungis, which is also known as a sarong, a traditional garment worn around the waist. It is particularly popular in regions where the heat and humidity create an unpleasant climate for trousers.

As this country is starting to open up to the world, river cruises are starting to be popular here. But mostly, the Yangon River is a place for business and daily life to-dos. You’ll see boats of different sizes, carrying fruits and merchandises of different shapes. There are interesting vessels and birds to see from time to time too. It serves as a port for business so expect a lot of yelling, laughing, talking, and all out Burmese communication. There friendly demeanor will assure you that they enjoy how you enjoy their place.Together with the rest of Myanmar, the Yangon River is most probably going to change drastically over the next few decades. Expect welcome changes. It will still continue to be part of the country’s waterscape highlight. So it’s good to be getting a glimpse of that transition and be a part of that history as one of the people who, thru sharing of time and passion for travelling, helped shape the Yangon River and the rest of Myanmar.

bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Myanmar :: Yangon River - An Iconic River in Mynamar
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Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 53 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

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